Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Kimberly-Akimbo focuses, with uncanny depth and quirky wit. At one point in “Kimberly Akimbo,” the title character asks her mother, “Can we just be normal for a few minutes?” But for the Levaco family in. Kimberly Akimbo. akimbo-color. By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Ben Delatizky. Performance Dates: January 26, 27 and February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10

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She meets another misfit a teenage boy kimberlh the two form an attachment to one another that borders on attraction. That’s my next gig! Will rated it really liked it Oct 25, David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright and lyricist. The question is, can Kimberly somehow overcome her tremendous obstacles and find a way to live more like the sixteen-year old that she mentally is instead of like the sixty-something-year-old person she appears to be?

Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire. Mary rated it really liked it Oct 05, Jun 21, Gabriel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 25, Margaret Schugt rated it really liked it.

Not one of my favorites of his. The scene changes to Pattie, Kimberly’s mom, talking to a sound recorder to her unborn child about her life and how she believes she’s a ‘good mother’.


A madcap ‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ story of denial and neglect

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Despite or rather because of the dark set-up, the play is a,imbo barrel of laughs: Life delayed is life unlived, and inaction is cowardice. The actors, too, struggle a bit with working as a coherent ensemble.

Thought it was too overt. Plays by David Lindsay-Abaire plays. Directed by David Petrarca.

Kimberly Akimbo — Moonbox Productions

Megan Barrett rated it liked it May 08, In contrast to the other Lindsay-Abaire play I just read Wonder of the Worldthis one has a little more meat in the broth. As the incredibly neurotic mom, who pretty well serves as the poster-child for dysfunction in this story, Marybeth Gorman is absolutely great.

Luckily for all who make the effort to see this work, she is joined on stage by other cast members who each bring to their roles superb performances. Directed by David Petrarca Creative: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Very dysfunctional family, drunk dad, pregnant hypochondriac mom, ex-con aunt doesn’t help the situation.

Jason rated it liked it Jun 02, It just doesn’t seem like it ever reaches a zenith — and there’s certainly no payoff Thomas gently underplays the title role, which offers some lovely opportunities for others to play off of her, especially Cardona, but she feels too passive for a year-old who is both coming of age and facing imminent death.


Opened April 13, reviewed April 15, Paperbackpages. James Hansen rated it it was amazing Mar 30, I can’t say I love it – but I love a lot about it.

Her parents have conveniently forgotten the date since her very pregnant mother Micah Greene struggles with both hands in casts after carpal-tunnel surgery and her father Andrew Winsona gas station attendant, spends all his free time in a bar. There must be something about a cold reading that brings out authentic emotion in people–the lines surprise the actors as they read them, as spontaneous as casual conversation.

A madcap ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ – The Boston Globe

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Nov 12, Douglas Cosby rated it liked it. And i enjoy the general conceit of the show. Jan 22, Dan rated it it was amazing. This one is just as brilliant. To say the family is dysfunctional is too simple. Retrieved from ” https: